Edna L. Friend

Edna Lorene “Cunningham” Friend, beloved wife of Owen L. Friend, passed away at home at the age of 92 on June 6, 2013, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A long-time resident of Parkersburg, Edna was born in Big Springs, Calhoun County, W.Va. on Jan. 22, 1921. She was married to Owen Friend in July 1940.

In addition to her husband, Edna is survived by a son, Larry L. Friend of Charleston, W.Va.; and a daughter, Sharon Friend Henderson of Martinsburg, W.Va. and her husband, Albert. In addition, she has four grandchildren: Bret Friend and his wife, Beth, of Traverse City, Mich.; Jonathan Friend and his wife Michelle of Charleston; Christy Jamieson and her husband Kristian of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Lisa Henderson of Tucson, Ariz. She has five great grandchildren: Justin Friend, Molly Friend, Owen Friend, Liam Jamieson and Finnegan Jamieson.

Edna, one of 10 children of Roy and Belle Cunningham, is survived by one sister, Georgia Catherine Nutter of Houston, Texas. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 10 a.m till noon Sunday, with the funeral service to follow at Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg. Internment will be at Hardman Chapel, Smithville, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Housecalls Hospice of Parkersburg.